Our Merry Culkin Keatmas jingles on! We’ve seen the apex of any good Keatmas, Batman Returns, the 1992 follow up to the Tim Burton Batman. What’s better than Jack Nicholson as the Joker? Having two classic Bat Villains. The concept has merit, but the execution? It’s not as purrrrfect as Catwoman might want. We discuss Keaton’s place in the Bat Pantheon, Devito’s bizarre, grotesque, Penguin, and the stuff that works in the Catwoman/Batman relationship, and the stuff that doesn’t. Stay tuned because we’re not quite done, you have one more present left to unwrap! Come back Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24th) to find it under the tree!
The Merry Culkin Keatmas rages on with our podcast that brings the Keaton to Keatmas, 1998’s box office bomb, Jack Frost. The film isn’t great, but we managed to extract a surprising amount of fun and holiday cheer from it. Enjoy! And don’t forget Lunch coming this Friday! Next week we’ll tackle Home Alone with both LiveWatch and podcast. See you then!
The first present of our Merry Culkin Keatmas Christmas celebration has been opened! Sit back and sync up our Live Watch commentary with your copy of the ill conceived and ill fated 1998 Michael Keaton / horrifying snowman puppet / CGI monstrosity Jack Frost! See if you can spot the Robert Baratheon cameo before we do! Can you solve the mystery of the woman who against all evidence is not actually Elizabeth Shue? Thrill to us trying to decipher the dialog of Charlie “the Brain” Frost’s marble-mouthed performance. And have your heart warmed by a story featuring a boy who loses his father on Christmas — TWICE! — while we play to Grinch who picks the film apart! And if Live Watches aren’t your thing, wait until Wednesday, when we release a podcast where we recap what we learned and took away from old Jack.